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Gay Lynch’s frontier epic Unsettled

We are very proud to launch Gay Lynch’s historical epic Unsettled. Set in the remote frontier of south-eastern South Australia and unfolding over the second half of the nineteenth century, the novel follows the struggles of a family of Irish Read More

Eleanor Nilsson’s classic The House Guest

We are delighted to be reissuing Eleanor Nilsson’s beloved young adult novel The House Guest. This is a love story and a ghost story, blending the 1980s suburban adventures of a Spielberg film with the most haunting elements of an Read More

The Earth Below by Katy Barnett

We’re delighted to announce the publication of another Ligature First: Katy Barnett’s thrilling young adult dystopia The Earth Below. Almost a century after the Catastrophe, a group of survivors have built a new society, deep in the safety of the Read More

The Knowledge Wars by Nobel laureate Peter Doherty

We’re thrilled to publish Peter Doherty’s The Knowledge Wars internationally for the first time. Peter was joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 for his work on the immune system and was named Australian of Read More

Two more Tim Winton plays

A treat for our non-Antipodean friends: we have released two more recent plays by Tim Winton in e-book form. Following on from Rising Water (2012) we now have Signs of Life (2013) and Shrine (2014). The new plays show a deepening and Read More

Bernard Cohen wins the Russell Prize for Humour Writing

We were delighted (but hardly surprised) to hear last week that Bernard Cohen had won the inaugural Russell Prize for Humour Writing for The Antibiography of Robert F Menzies against a very strong field. Bernard donated his prize to two organisations Read More

Garry Disher’s shorter fiction

A real treat for the weekend: not one but two collections of Garry Disher’s shorter fiction, plus a special collection of those two collections. Garry first made his name as a short-story writer (The Age described him as the best in Read More

Judge rules for HarperCollins over Open Road in e-book rights case

This is Open Road’s cover of Jean Craighead George’s classic Julie of the Wolves, first published by Harper & Row (now HarperCollins) in 1972 and reprinted many times since then. It won the Newbery Medal and also the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis—which was won Read More

Great review of The Storyteller and his Three Daughters

The Shogun-ki at the Samurai Archives Japanese History Page has a new and in-depth review of Lian Hearn’s The Storyteller and his Three Daughters: In our opinion, Hearn writes the best researched, most accurate Japanese historical fiction to be had. Read More

The Stencil Man

Our latest book is also one of our earliest: it’s Garry Disher’s classic The Stencil Man, first published in 1988 and one of Garry’s first novels. The titular stencil man is Martin Linke, a proud and uncompromising figure who has Read More